Adult Social Security Disability Checklist

October 31st, 2016 | By | Posted in Uncategorized

Woman with wheelchair in the park in Idaho

Being seriously injured can impact every aspect of your life. In some cases, it could impair you to the point that you are unable to work or provide for your family. If this is the case, you could qualify for assistance. Social Security Disability is a government program that provides financial assistance for those who meet specific qualifications. The best way to determine whether or not you can collect this benefit is to hire an attorney and file the appropriate paperwork. To help you gather the necessary information for this process, follow this checklist that answers many of the Social Security Disability FAQs that are asked.

  1. Gather all of your birth and citizenship information. You need know the name of your birth country along with the date of birth and your full name. If you are not a U.S. citizen, it’s necessary to have your permanent resident card number.
  2. Marriage and divorce information. It’s required that you have all information pertaining to your current marriage and previous marriages if they lasted more than 10 years or ended in death. This includes the date of birth of your spouse or spouses and their respective Social Security numbers, beginning and ending dates of the marriage, and the place where the marriage took place. A lot of this information can be found on your marriage certificate.
  3. Dependent information. If you have children who are disabled and under the age of 22, under the age of 18 and unmarried, or are 19 or younger and still attending secondary school, you need to provide their full names and birth dates.
  4. Any military service information. If you have served in the armed forces, provide the type of duty and branch in which you served. The exact dates that you served are also beneficial to have.
  5. Job information. Whether you are self-employed or were working for a company before you were injured, you need to provide your Social Security statements for the past 2 years. Basic business information will also be required. This includes the name of the business or employer, start and end dates, and total earnings.
  6. Direct deposit information. Provide your preferred account type, account number, and bank routing number.
  7. Reference information. This is someone who can verify your injury and any other details surrounding the condition. Have their full name, phone number, and address ready to provide.
  8. Medical information. Gather any notes, phone numbers, dates of medical tests and procedures, names of medications, and other medical records that might explain your situation better.
  9. Job information. In order to receive disability benefits, you need to prove that your condition impacts yours ability to provide financially. Be prepared to list the type of jobs you held over the past 15 years and the dates that you worked them. You may need to note the types of duties you did at each job, too.
  10. Education and training. If you have any vocational training, be prepared with the name, city, state, and date that you completed the program. Any other degrees should also be noted. Otherwise, listing the highest grade in school that you completed will be sufficient.

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When it comes to Social Security Disability in Idaho, there is a lot to know. With the help of an attorney and this list to help with any Social Security Disability FAQ, you are better able to gather the information necessary to find out if you qualify for this benefit.

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